The Partnership Between General Motors and the Center Continues...
|Author: Trish Sowell and Robin Hume|
Date: Friday, September 6th, 2013
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GM Foundation funding will be used to support GM GREEN, a partnership between community-based organizations in GM communities and the nonprofit organization Earth Force. Locally, the Center for Environmental Education and Sustainability at WKU has been coordinating GM GREEN in Bowling Green since 2005. Through the program, young people are challenged to be active community citizens, tackling water quality issues with hands-on science.
This fall, the Center is planning to facilitate stream investigations at Trammel Creek with local schools. A typical stream investigation allows the students to study the physical, chemical and biological aspects of Trammel Creek. We plan to take students from Bowling Green Independent, Russellville Independent, and Warren County Public schools in the month of September.
This NASA-funded project will implement of an innovative collaborative project that addresses the need to increase the number of qualified science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educators. The statewide collaboration of seven higher educ
An award of $4000 from the General Motors Foundation in the summer of 2013 will support the Center to work with the local schools in facilitating water quality testing at Trammel Creek.
On June 20, 2013, Roundstone Native Seed, LLC from Upton, KY, sent two employees to Durbin Estate to spread mixtures of grass seed around the upland waterway and the bottomland. Click title for more information.
On June 20, 2013, GWC Enterprise starts installing the underground utilities at the Durbin Estate Project for the water, sewer and electric lines. For more information, click the title.
The Center's Office Associate, Trish Sowell worked with CCC teacher, Christy Rogers and her students, through hands-on engagement developing a garden. Click the title for more information and access to a presentation.
The CEES has been awarded a 3-year $655,000 grant 319(h) nonpoint source (NPS) pollution grant from the Kentucky Division of Water. This is a partnership project between WKU, Habitat for Humanity and other regional partners.